Dorothy “Dottie” Murrey, 69, formerly of Wilton, died Sept. 7, 2019, at the Elm Crest Manor, New Salem.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wilton, with Msgr. Gene Lindemann officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Wilton. Visitation will be 1 hour before the services at the church on Thursday.
Dorothy was born on Sept. 15, 1949, in Anamoose, the daughter of Jacob and Edith (Stransky) Schnellbach. She was raised and educated in Pennsylvania where she graduated from high school.
Dorothy married William “Bill” Barton in June of 1970. They lived in Pennsylvania where their two daughters, Renee and Rhonda were born. Dorothy returned to North Dakota in 1975 and she worked as a bartender in Wilton for nine years.
Dorothy married Stan Murrey on June 8, 1984, in Bismarck. She was the head cook at the Wilton School until retiring in 1999 due to the progression of her MS. She also had her own catering business for auction sales and the Bismarck Gun Club.
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Dorothy had been a resident of Elm Crest Manor in New Salem for the past six years. Dorothy enjoyed baking, cooking, crocheting, sewing, playing cards and pool; she will always be remembered for her caramel rolls.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley Murrey, Wilton; children, Rhonda (Terry) Speckmann, Bismarck, and Renee (Todd) DuToit, Washburn, and Jeff (Sheri) Murrey, Bismarck; four granddaughters, Lillian, Kendra, Kelsie and Kylee; three sisters, Linda Schnellbach, Judy Fogle and Mary Lou (Vance) Anderson, all of Pennyslvania; and many nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Dustin DuToit; brother, Jackie Schnellbach; sister, Donna Schnellbach; brother-in-law, Mark Murrey; and her mother and father-in-law, Frank and Esther Murrey.
Please visit www.goetzfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Dorothy with her family.
(Goetz Funeral Home, Washburn)